Police in Britain probes racist Euro 2012 tweets against black soccer players.
A soccer fan is wanted by UK police due to racial slurs posted in his Twitter account after England national team was out of Euro 2012, - according to Mashable.
Two players, Ashley Cole and Ashley Young, missed penalty kicks, and England lost the quarterfinals to Italy on June 24. Shortly after the match had ended, slanderous and racist tweets about those black soccers appeared on the account @Lapwnage.
Though the account is deleted, at least one user has managed to get its screenshot, and many other users have complained to police. The case is investigated by West Midlands Police. The offender can be charged for violation of the Public Order Act, as soccer racism in the United Kingdom is a painful matter.
The precedent already exists. A local student got 56 days jail sentence in March. He had written racist comments in his Twitter account about the incident when a black player collapsed during English Premier League match.
In July John Terry will face trial for public order offense. A camera has caught the former captain of the England national soccer team making racial slurs at the player of another club in the Premier League.
Twitter wants the fans to follow its steps. The micro-blogging service launched its own second hashtag page devoted to sports last week. #Euro2012 is a treasure-house of diverse information related to European soccer tournament. Unlike in #NASCAR project, UEFA is not an official partner of Twitter, but supports the initiative.